“Finding ways to unwind and switch off is just as important as working hard.”
After a long and exhausting week, every person needs time to relax and unwind. It helps reduce stress and prepare the mind and body for the next week. Believe it or not, proper rest to mind and body during the weekend may protect you from Monday blues. It offers a similar effect to the body as waking up early. That means you’ll feel more energized and happy. But, it is only possible if you unwind the right way.
Are you getting confused? Well, waking up late, binge-watching, or eating greasy food is not going to help you relax. Instead, it will make you feel more lethargic and unmotivated to begin your week. To unwind yourself means performing activities to feel at ease and delighted.
Now the question is, what are these activities? Continue reading to find out!
- A Hot Bath
A hot bath or hot sauna is a great way to rejuvenate your mind and body. It improves blood circulation, relieves muscle stress, helps with congestion, and reduces pain. You can further elevate its benefits by creating a serene atmosphere using scented candles, low light, and soothing music.
Tip: Using rock salt while bathing helps in reducing fatigue and facilitates sleep.
Exercising during the weekend might not be the first thought that comes to your mind. But, it is surely a great way to relax. For that, you need not perform a high-intensity exercise; instead, a 30-minute walk or beginner’s yoga is enough to improve lower stress levels. Furthermore, it improves cardiac health, relieves chronic pain (particularly back pain), and lowers the risk of diabetes.
Spending time with nature is undoubtedly a great way to de-stress. Studies have shown that it helps in lowering anxiety and improving stress management. That’s why you should consider going to the park or garden to relax. Similarly, you can learn gardening and bring nature closer to you. It will allow you to sow seeds of your favorite plant and calm your nerves.
Weekends are meant to get your 8 hours of sleep or maybe even extra. Don’t you agree? Quality sleep will promote a good mood, less stress, and positivity. In case you have trouble falling asleep, you can try natural remedies. For instance, you can buy a good CBD hemp oil (full-spectrum or broad-spectrum, according to your preference) and use it to calm your nerves and sleep soundly. It will also ensure that you wake up fresh and energized.
You might have heard the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine,” and it is absolutely true. Laughing releases “happiness hormones” called endorphins that help in improving mood and coping with depression. Furthermore, it activates multiple organs simultaneously, i.e., the heart, lungs, and muscles. It improves blood circulation, boosts antibody-producing cells and the overall health of your body. So, pick up your TV remote and watch your favorite funny shows to enhance your health.
- Coloring Book
When was the last time you picked up a coloring book? Many people believe that coloring is for kids and has no significance in adult life. If you also think the same, you should rethink! According to studies, coloring offers you the same benefits as meditation. It helps lower the anxiety and gives the subconscious thoughts a face. This way, it promotes self-awareness and positivity.
Note: If you don’t like coloring, you can pick up any artistic hobby. It will offer you the same benefits.
Spending quality time with friends and family becomes challenging during adulthood. You are preoccupied with different tasks and don’t succeed at creating a “let’s meet-up” plan. Not to mention, as you only have weekends to relax, spending “me-time” might seem more inviting than socializing.
However, socializing can help you rejuvenate. It allows a change in the prevailing environment and helps improve mood. So, you should call your family or friends and meet them.
Last but not least, you should clean your room. Decluttering and reorganizing your room will help you feel good. It’s because it promotes endorphins, improves blood circulation, and helps clear your mind.
Apart from this, running around the room to clean the clutter is also a workout to keep you physically fit and healthy.
A Word From Verywell
These are some activities that will help release all your exhaustion and prepare you for the week ahead. In fact, these are some activities that you can do at any time of the week to help you relax and unwind. It will help promote positive energy and happy thoughts, which will keep the Monday blues away.
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